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Paul Blom’s SAMLA Conference Panel

November 18, 2020

In the SAMLA Conference Panel 09-12, Paul Blom and co-host Desire Ameigh lead a panel titled “Scandalous Profession(al)s: Sovereignty, Authority, and Secrecy”. Following the Conference’s theme of scandal, this panel discusses the scandal involved in the development of past societies. … Read more

Children of The Corn by Stephen King Video Essay

November 18, 2020

By: Richard M. Max Mara   Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn” follows a couple on the cusp of divorce that take a trip to California as a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. The trip takes a turn for … Read more

The Dangers of Anger

November 17, 2020

Matheson’s “Mad House” tells the story of Chris Neal, a man who once dreamt of becoming a distinguished author. However, he failed in this dream and has instead grown into a miserable person with an uncontrollable temper. This temper slowly … Read more

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression

November 17, 2020

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression Selfishness, greed, and narcissism. These are the adjectives describing a late 1920s story about a nameless man living in the Florida Keys, who, after a huge storm at sea, takes his small boat … Read more

The Maturity of Utilitarianism

November 16, 2020

The Maturity of Utilitarianism The Egg by Andy Weir is a short story presenting a vision of the afterlife through a second-person perspective. The main character has a conversation with God in a blank void and comes to realize that … Read more

Selfishness: The Root of Emptiness

November 16, 2020

Chris Hewgley Selfishness: The Root of Emptiness The “Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving is a short story about a poor man, Tom Walker, living outside of Boston. Tom is found by the devil and the devil bargains a … Read more

Medical Misogyny in “The Yellow Wallpaper”

November 15, 2020

  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlights Jane, a woman struggling with a nervous mental illness. Living with her egotistical physician husband, John, she spends her days disgusted by the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom. As Jane’s mental … Read more

The Encompassing Cage of Oppressive Gender Roles on Women

November 12, 2020

By: Mary Catherine Ellington   During the late nineteenth century, women experienced adversity in various aspects of their life. Women were viewed purely as homemakers and pillars of familial life and suffered from the constraints of their marriage and proper … Read more